Episinus maculipes

Range & Status

Confined to a few localities on the southern coast of Britain, may be more widespread than current records indicate.

Regional Distribution

Recorded in three 10km square in east Cornwall: at Kilminorth Woods (Stevens &

Smithers, 1991), Wacker Wood at Antony and Penlee Point.

Habitat & Ecology

Recorded from the low canopy and field layer of semi-natural ancient woodlands and

parklands which are close to tidal waters; also on strand line vegetation and ivy covered rock faces.


None known.


Listed (long list) as a globally threatened/declining species (BSGR, 1995). Penlee Point is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve and Wacker Wood is part of a Ministry of Defence conservation area.